February 2015 – Dr. Wade McKenna

Stem Cell Therapy for Achilles Tendon Repair

 

Dr. McKenna discusses non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic tendon problems using bone marrow stem cells augmented with amniotic tissue. He cites an example of a 56 year-old patient with a 10 year-old Achilles tendon disruption who was told she would need a complicated surgery that might not even work. Just 8 weeks after one ultrasound-guided injection, this patient was playing tennis again.